Ten Dollar Outfit Live at the Compound Grill 9/2/10
Mar29

Ten Dollar Outfit Live at the Compound Grill 9/2/10

It’s not everyday that you stumble upon a band with the talent of Ten Dollar Outfit. Brian, Kaleb, and Peter looked like they were having fun as they played off of each other all night long. The short on-stage conversation between the band members seemed to frequently end in“Let’s play this with a twist.” At one point there was a seamless transition between a TDO original, and “Stir It Up” by Bob Marley. Ten Dollar Outfit makes the...

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Martin Storrow (Jakob Martin)- Live at The Jardine-Robson Ranch
Mar29

Martin Storrow (Jakob Martin)- Live at The Jardine-Robson Ranch

The enthusiastic opening performed by Jay Allan was a great start to the night. Having said that, I must say Jakob Martin’s follow up was better than great. His piano playing was spot-on, his vocals were insanely good, and his harmonica parts were an effective addition to his performance. Jakob Martin’s performance was one of those rare occasions that gives the audience a whole new perspective and respect for musicians. When the...

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Q&A: Ernie Halter
Mar29

Q&A: Ernie Halter

I had a couple of questions for one of my favorite musicians, Ernie Halter. Here is what he had to say.   Q: What spiked your interest in music? A: “My older brothers were constantly exposing me to music at a young age. Before pre-school, my favorite records were The Who, Billy Joel, The Beatles, and Brit-Pop group Squeeze.”   Q: When you are writing a song, who is your target audience? A: “Technically, my audience tends to...

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Q&A: Brian Chartrand
Mar29

Q&A: Brian Chartrand

(A Q&A with Brian from The Sweet Remains and Ten Dollar Outfit). Brian was kind enough to answer a few questions I had for him.   Q: If you had to choose a quote to describe what motivates you day to day, what would it be? A: “What motivates me… I once asked a friend in the music biz how he “made it.” And after a couple seconds he said, “Look. There are many ways to build a ladder. So go out and build your ladder.” I wrote...

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Q&A: Todd Carey
Mar29

Q&A: Todd Carey

Short and sweet! Todd Carey plays the lightning round!   Q: Who/what do you enjoy listening to? A: “I love The Beatles!”   Q: Who do you look up to in the music world? A: “Dave Mathews Band”   Q: How would you describe yourself as an artist? A: “ROCK guitar player. THEN singer/songwriter/pop.”   Q: What projects are you working on that you are excited about? A: “My new...

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